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Elyse Schroeder

The Top Knot Doula

Oakland, CA Service range 20 miles I serve only the East Bay Area.



Birth Fee

$1600 to $2200

Birth Fee

$1600 to $2200

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Labor Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 50 births attended

Doula Training

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings, December 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I enjoy working with medical staff across the Bay Area!

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I've had wonderful opportunities to work at birth centers, and always look forward to them.

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Tending to you and all who are in your home during this incredible transition is something I would be honored to do.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Infant massage education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Miscarriage support
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I currently serve on the board of Cornerstone Doula Trainings and am a Perinatal Educator at both Kaiser and Then Comes Baby in Oakland.

Fee Details

In person OR Virtual services! I offer 3 prenatal appointments to go over your birth preferences, provide evidence-based information you're interested in, go over all the ways I'll support you during labor and birth, join you when I'm needed for labor support, help you to know when it's time to go to the hospital or call the midwife, assist through your baby being born, as well as with breastfeeding (should you desire to do so), plus one postpartum visit.

Oakland, CA Service range 20 miles I serve only the East Bay Area.

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Brad Kaellner


Elyse was a brilliant combination of heart and practicality. She was very organized and informative leading up to our labor, and stuck with us the entire time in the 86 hours between water releasing and birth! Elyse even slept on the hospital room floor! Her knowledge, temperament, and commitment to supporting us made a very stressful experience DOABLE, and we can't recommend her highly enough.

Birth Availability for Elyse Schroeder

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-24-2020